Alexandra Da Silva and Neil Eckersley in association with MC Productions and Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

My Dad's Gap Year

By Tom Wright

Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair 
Cast includes Michelle Collins, Adam Lannon, Alex Britt, Victoria Gigante and Max Percy


'A hilarious comedy' ★★★★ The Gay UK

'Beautiful and worthwhile… A very special play' ★★★★ Boyz




“Seriously William, you’re eighteen and you’re gay, for Christ’s sake. You’re meant to swim against the tide. A proper gap year is all about traveling. Seeing the world. Popping your cherry. This is our chance to start living. Me and you.”

This is the story of Dave; a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed, gay, teenage son William on a wild adventure to Thailand to lose his virginity. Written by Tom Wright and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair (MBE), My Dad’s Gap Year is a wickedly funny and heartfelt story based on true events.

Starring Michelle Collins (Eastenders, Coronation Street) as William’s mother Cath – a woman on her own journey of self-discovery – alongside Adam Lannon, Alex Britt, Victoria Gigante and Max Percy.

Gay love, straight love, trans love, buddy-love, drinking games and beer bellies. Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a mad one!


'Utterly delightful… A marvellous theatrical treat' ★★★★ Boyz

'A loud and proud rollercoaster through modern love in sunny Thailand' Culture Fly

'Quality acting, some good laughs and an engaging story' Everything Theatre

'A fast-moving comedy and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable ninety minutes' Litro

'A riotous comedy with a serious subtext… I would happily have had more' British Theatre Guide

'Victoria Gigante’s short monologue on behalf of trans-women is deeply moving' Londonist

'Wittily written and skilfully acted' Reviews Hub

'Vulnerability and strength… A rewarding and fun production' Islington Gazette



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